PODOSAL OINTMENT | PODOPHYLLIUM | SALICYLIC ACID – 10gms
Podophyllum resin has an antimitotic action and is used principally as a topical treatment for anogenital warts (condylomata acuminata). It is applied, left on the warts for 1 to 6 hours, and then washed off. This procedure is carried out once a week and, if unsuccessful after about 6 weeks, an alternative treatment should be tried. A preparation containing podophyllotoxin 0.5% in alcohol or alcoholic gel, or a 0.15% podophyllotoxin cream is used similarly. They are applied twice daily for 3 days but not washed off. Treatment may be repeated at weekly intervals for up to a total of 5 weeks of treatment. Podophyllum resin has been used on external genital, perianal, and intra-meatal warts in Kenya, but should not be used on cervical or urethral warts. Only a small area or number of warts should be treated at any one time. Care must be taken to avoid application to healthy tissue. Podophyllum resin is also used with other keratolytics for the removal of plantar warts.